[A reprint from 11/16/15] When I was growing up, I was inculcated with the notion that ALL lives mattered. Not just black ones. . . .
It is insulting to hear some folks calling on their brethren to “kill police.” Or attack police. Let’s have a show of hands — who agrees with these “people”??
When I was a States Attorney, I worked with the police every day. Hundreds of them. You know what? Most were good guys (a few gals) (see my post of 3/20/14). Sure – there were occasional bad apples (and we dealt with them). A few were lazy. But most were just doing their job. A pretty good job. Of protecting the public. Thus, I stand behind the police. And so should you. . . . .
I would invite all of you to stand behind the police in your community. And for Mayor de Blasio of New York and those folks who urge violence against them — if you won’t stand behind the police when bad guy bullets start flying — please stand in front of them. That is where you belong . . . . .